Columbia University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Type: Support Staff - Union --
Bargaining Unit: SSA
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 35
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator of the Coordinating Center for Community Interventions in Vulnerable Populations and the Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study in the Department of Ophthalmology, the research assistant will support all study-related activities in accordance with clinical research principals.
Serve as the contact person for all community partners, including government agencies, universities, corporate companies, and stakeholders.
Set up meetings with investigators, sponsor, subcontractors, partners, and screening team.
Assist with the development of manual of procedures, recruitment materials, training slide sets, and any study-related documents.
Assist with creating recruitment materials for the vision screening program.
Consent and enroll subjects into research studies as part of the vision screening team.
Coordinate day-to-day study-related procedures, including scheduling vision screenings, organizing materials, and ensuring equipment is transported to the sites.
Interact with eye glasses provider by uploading glasses prescriptions to the web portal.
Order any equipment and supplies required for the vision screening program.
Process all study-related receipts, including transportation to vision screenings and meetings with the sponsor, investigators, and other awardees.
Oversee and participate in all data entry procedures related to research studies using REDCAP.
Contact study participants via phone and letters with eye screening results and set up follow-up eye exam appointments with optometry and ophthalmology.
Assist with writing and submitting research manuscripts, including creating figures and tables, conducting literature search, and reference organization.
Initiate IRB submission, perform IRB modifications and renewals, and maintain all regulatory documents.
Conduct other study-related duties as necessary.
Duties will need to be performed in a timely manner, according to deadlines set by the Principal Investigator the IRB or other regulatory bodies.
Bachelor’s degree and one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Able to use the Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong professional writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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